Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Forty

[First! Vlog! EVER!! !]

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I didn’t actually think I’d get this published today.


But first the news:

If you’re keen to learn about The Farmer Project or keen to listen to me be silly or keen to see my beautiful face, check out the video after the jump!

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Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Thirty Nine

[Hellooooooo, GISH!! !]

The Annual GISH Hunt officially starts today and runs through the NEXT EIGHT DAYS!

Hold onto your hats.

But first the news:



GISH is a scavenger hunt like no other.  It’s an adventure filled with fun challenges to inspire your creativity, expand your horizons, help your community, & virtually (or physically when safe) connect you with people from all around the world. And you can play from anywhere — even in your own home!

Create, play, & get weird to tap into your creativity & make the world brighter as you compete to win an incredible Grand Prize!

GISH is the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt, a Guinness World Record-breaking experience designed to bring out the weird, creative, and adventurous sides of people while doing good. GISH combines creativity, art, mystery, adventure, puzzles, cosplay, out-of-the-box thinking, and kindness for a week unlike anything else as winners compete for a fabulous Grand Prize!

The week-long annual scavenger hunt is played by tens of thousands of people in over 100 countries worldwide!

I’ll admit I’m not as excited as I’ve been about this previously.

For a few reasons.

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Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Thirty Eight

[And Then I Jumped Out Of The Airplane]

Not literally.

But OMG OMG OMG figuratively.

But first the news:

Last night I was having trouble falling asleep, stressed about today. My plan was to do my normal morning routine at work and do the live streaming today from one to three.


As I was keeping my partner awake with mutterings, he suggested I do it as soon as I arrive at work. Immediately. No procrastination.

So I did.

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Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Thirty Seven

[Actually For Realsies Nervous]

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Tomorrow I’m doing a live stream at https://www.twitch.tv/rainleander and vlogging right here on Sunday and even though I have extensive public speaking experience and have even spoken at FOUR virtual events and … I’m still seriously for realsies really nervous about this.


But first the news:

But, seriously, the only reason this is scary?

At all?

Is that I’ve never done it before.

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Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Thirty Six

[Taking Time After A Rough Day]

Yesterday was a bit rough and I can tell that I’m in recovery mode today as I slept in past my alarm clock and I’m LITERALLY moving slower.

And that’s totally okay.

But first the news:

It’s a little fuzzier to think, too, but I’m taking it all in stride. This is what depression and emotional instability are like – it’s rough in the middle of it and it’s slower in recovery mode, but I will heal and stabilise over time.

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